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Daily Podcast – January 27, 2020.

27th January 2020 BY: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Researcher and Writer

For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m McKyla Nortje.

Making headlines: Eskom seeks contempt of court order against Trillian, Burundi ruling party picks Ndayishimiye to contest presidential vote and, Eskom says there is low risk of load-shedding

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Eskom seeks contempt of court order against Trillian,

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Eskom has gone to court to ask for a contempt of court order against State capture-linked Trillian Management Consulting, which has allegedly failed to pay back a cent of the money it owes the power utility.

In June 2019, the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ordered Trillian to pay back nearly R600-million that Eskom irregularly paid the financial advisory firm for services that were never rendered, according to news reports.

Trillian was reportedly established by Eric Wood and Gupta acolyte Salim Essa.

 

Burundi ruling party picks Ndayishimiye to contest presidential vote

Burundi's ruling party, the CNDD-FDD, picked its secretary general, Evariste Ndayishimiye, as its candidate in a presidential election scheduled for May.

The 52 year old who also heads the department of military affairs in the president's office and has served as minister of the interior and security.

Current President Pierre Nkurunziza will not seek re-election.

Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third, five-year term in 2015 sparked widespread protests and violence.

 

Eskom says there is low risk of load-shedding

There is a low risk of load-shedding today, Eskom has said, despite a volatile power system. 

The utility said breakdowns at generating units stood at 13 392 megawatt at 07:30am, about a quarter of its total nominal capacity and still far above its goal of 9 500 megawatt.

Eskom said it was able to replenish emergency reserves of water and diesel over the weekend.

 

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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